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"Museum Capital of Texas"

Big Thicket National Preserve
Big Thicket National Preserve, part of the National Park Service, offers 40 miles of hiking trails. You can go birding in spring or fall. Rent canoes or kayaks to explore the lakes and bayous. Big Thicket has hunting part of the year, off-road biking the rest of the year.

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom. Experience the saga of theSpindletop oil field in 1901.

McFaddin-Ward House Museum
The Beaux-Arts Colonial style home and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family that lived in the house for seventy-five years.Today, the museum offers tours of the home, carriage house, and gardens, as well as year-round events and programming.

Colorado Canyon
Colorado Canyon offers 2 18 hole Miniature Golf courses with a large 12' tall waterfall, Arcade Games, Noble Romans Pizza and other Snack Bar items. Also offered are Gemstone and Fossil Mining in an authentic looking western town setting, Canyon Critters (their version of Build-a-bear), and the Canyon Jumper (trampoline with bungee cord harness). Birthday Party facilities, Covered Porch & Picnic areas are also available as well.

Fire Museum of Texas
History of fire departments, firemen, gear, etc. Adults and children alike can enjoy this museum. Wonderful old fire trucks displayed.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Museum
A special tribute to a great female athlete from Beaumont

Gator Country Wildlife Adventure Park and Restaurant
Wildlife and Alligator Adventure Park and Restaurant, Home of "BIG AL" the biggest Alligator in captivity in Texas!!

Texas Energy Museum
History and science museum that tells the colorful story of Texas oil. Discover petroleum science from geological formation in ancient seas to modern day refining.

The Chambers House Museum
The Chambers House is a treasure trove of furniture, personal items and artifacts that had survived nearly 100 years. Although it has been referred to as a restoration, it really is a conservation project since nothing had been changed in nearly 100 years. Entering the house is truly like stepping back in time. Hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10am-3pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for students.

Beaumont Botanical Gardens

Be sure to take the time to visit the peaceful Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the winding walkways which are surrounded by a myriad of flowers and a variety of plants. Be sure and bring your camera as it is the perfect venue for taking pictures. There is a lovely rose garden while the conservatory hosts some of the largest Koi fish around.
Admission is free, although you are welcome to leave a donation.

Edison Plaza Museum
See Items belonging to Thomas Edison

John Jay French House Museum
The John Jay French Museum demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845 to 1865. The historic pioneer settlement, built by John Jay French, tanner and merchant, is replete with antique furnishings, clothing and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy, and smokehouse. The John Jay French house is the oldest house in Beaumont that has been restored to it's original state. Built in 1845, the home is one of the first two-story homes, one of the first made with milled lumber, and one of the first painted homes in the area. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 3pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for students.

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